The Kansas City Woodturners own 12 lathes of various sizes and brands for our members who don’t have their own, or would like to try out a different lathe before buying.
WHO CAN JOIN?
We invite anybody interested in woodturning, or in learning about woodturning to join. members are encouraged to attend meetings and demonstrations, and to share their skills with others.
HOW TO JOIN
Become a member in these easy steps:
Fill out an Application. You can download and print one here
Submit your Application.
bring it to a meeting (2nd Monday of every month @ 7pm)
mail it to us:
Kansas City Woodturners
3189 Mercier St.
Kansas City, MO. 64111
Pay membership Dues. Dues for 2023 are $75 per calendar year for NEW and RENEWING members. You can pay online through PayPal:
-OR- You can mail your dues check to:
14738 W 80th St
Lenexa, KS 66215
Attend a Monthly Meeting
Visit our Shop
Work in our shop
Watch demonstrations and seminars
Take a class
Join both KC Woodturners and KC Woodworkers Guild and save $5!
The KC Woodturners sub-lease space from the KC Woodworkers’ Guild. Both groups have a shop and knowledgeable people. You can join both groups at the same time and save $5.00 KC Woodturners dues. Join both groups through the KC Woodworkers Guild website
BENEFITS OF JOINING
There are many benefits to becoming a member of our organization.
Gain and share knowledge. We are an informal group and we have a great time when we get together. Of course we also have a common interest, Woodturning, and we encourage you to share your skills and knowledge with us and we will do the same. Visit one of our monthly meetings (we meet the 2nd Monday of each month) and find out what we are all about.
Learn how to use a lathe and turn wood. And spin it and cut it and make beautiful things out of wood. We own 12 lathes of different sizes and manufactures and have open turning sessions on every Saturday morning from 8:30 am until noon, every Wednesday evening (except the 3rd Wednesday) from 5:30pm to 9:00pm, and every Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Experienced members are usually on hand to answer questions and offer help.
Save money with our Sponsors. By being a member you get a 10% discount from Woodcraft in Lenexa, KS, Schutte Lumber in Kansas City, MO. and Metro Hardwoods in Independence, MO.
See how the experts do it! We are committed for 2020 to having nationally known Woodturners in to demonstrate for us. We will attempt to have one as often as scheduling permits. There will be a modest fee for these programs. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.
We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month @7:00 at:
3189 Mercier Street,
Kansas City MO, 64111
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MEETINGS and COVID-19:
The City of KCMO mask mandate for meetings is no longer in effect. You may still wear a mask if you like. We will also continue to Zoom the meeting to those members that don't feel comfortable at an in-person meeting or just can't attend the meeting in person. The Zoom details will be emailed to members the week before the meeting.
June 12 Regular Meeting: Mike Erickson will show how he makes turned wooden angels. June 12th Challenge: Make a comfortable handle for something. An example is a file handle.
FUTURE MEETING DEMOS: July 10th Regular Meeting: KCWT Members are the demonstration. Members please show something that you made that could be copied and sold at the KC Irish Fest event for less than $50.
OPEN TURNING: NOTE The City of KCMO mask mandate for meetings is no longer in effect. Saturday Morning Open Turning Open every Saturday morning 8:30am-noon.
Wednesday Evening Open Turning Open every Wednesday evening 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Thursday Evening Open Turning Open every Thursday evening 6:00pm-9:00pm.
UPCOMING EVENTS: June 17th (Sat)
10:00am-whenever Annual Picnic at Shawnee Mission Park shelter house #6: Your club will provide hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixins, including plates and napkins. Members bring their drinks and something to share, like finger food, salad or dessert. The park does not allow alcohol. We will most certainly talk woodturning and catch up with each other. For a map to Shelter #6: Click Here. August 5th (Sat)
10:00am-12:00pm Clubhouse Lathe Room Cleanup: Will start cleaning at 10:00am. Volunteers requested. No turning until the room is clean. Turning will resume when finished. Cleaning usually takes 2 hours or less. September 1st thru 3rd (Fri,Sat,Sun) 10:00am-9:00pm KC Irish Fest 2023 at Crown Center: Your club plans all year for this event. We set up our tent early Friday and volunteers man the tent all weekend. It is great fun and we have the very best tent location. Volunteers pick a time slot to help sell donated items or turn things to entertain the crowds. Members that sign up in advance get in free. You can bring your own items to sell and the club takes a cut of the profits. The food is delicious. The beer and whisky is wonderful. The music is amazing. There will be signup sheet available prior to the Irish Fest event. November 11th (Sat)
10:00am-12:00pm Clubhouse Lathe Room Cleanup: Will start cleaning at 10:00am. Volunteers requested. No turning until the room is clean. Turning will resume when finished. Cleaning usually takes 2 hours or less.